Exposed Ambassadors

Exposed Ambassadors are an accomplished community of ethical storytellers composed of conservation-focused photographers and videographers as well as biologists, conservationists and wildlife advocates.

The Role of Ambassadors

Ambassadors harness the power of storytelling through visual mediums to bring awareness to current critical Canadian wildlife challenges, solutions, and efforts. Exposed Ambassadors actively contribute to making a positive impact in the treatment of apex predators by assisting Exposed Wildlife Conservancy (EWC) in its conservation efforts. This is accomplished by granting EWC the right to share the photographs and videos of Ambassadors as well as raise awareness of various initiatives across the Ambassador's platforms. In return, Ambassadors are invited to join an exclusive community of conservation-focused photographers, videographers, and wildlife advocates while receiving perks such as discounts on EWC merchandise and features on EWC’s website.

Photo Colleen Gara

Our Ambassadors

Meet our community of passionate conservation photographers, videographers, biologists, conservationists, and wildlife advocates. Each Ambassador does their part to champion EWC's goals and help give wildlife a voice.

John E. Marriott

Exposed Co-Founder & Wildlife Photographer

Co-Founder of EWC, John E. Marriott is one of Canada’s premier professional wildlife and nature photographers, with images published worldwide by National Geographic, BBC Wildlife, Canadian Geographic, Maclean's, and Reader’s Digest.

Colleen Gara

Wildlife Photographer

Colleen Gara is a wildlife and nature photographer based in Calgary, Alberta. Focusing on Canadian wildlife, she is passionate about photographing animals in their natural surroundings, from the Rocky Mountains to the prairies.

Tim Osborne

Wildlife Photographer

Tim Osborne is a photographer based out of St. Albert, Alberta, Canada. He aims to share the magic of our natural world and to help others develop an appreciation and respect for the world around them.

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Photo John E. Marriott

Fundamental Values of Ambassadors

1 | Authenticity

Ambassadors are committed to ensuring the authentic representation of their images. This includes the accurate and transparent portrayal of their images while editing, captioning, and storytelling. Ambassadors understand that they are role models as well as mentors and that their work affects the perceptions of others.

2 | Ethics

Ambassadors are committed to the highest ethical standards in photography and videography. This includes no baiting of animals or the manipulation of flora or fauna for personal gain. Ambassadors are committed to maintaining our natural landscape and prioritize the minimization of any negative impact (whether physically, emotionally or behaviourally) on wildlife.

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3 | Professionalism

Ambassadors are committed to behaving in a respectful manner in the work that they engage in as well as with the animals and people whom they interact with. Ambassadors understand that their words and actions are a reflection of Exposed Wildlife Conservancy and are a representation of the Conservancy’s values and beliefs.

Lee Horbachewski

The Ambassador Program is dedicated in memory of Lee Horbachewski. Lee was one of EWC’s first volunteers and Ambassadors. Her passion and dedication to wildlife inspired this program and helped grow EWC to what it is today. Lee will be immensely missed but we strive to keep her legacy and passion alive through the Ambassador Program.

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Photo Tim Osborne

Perks of Becoming an Ambassador

As a thank-you to our Exposed Ambassadors, we make sure they are also benefiting from their affiliation with and champions of EWC's goals and projects.

Benefits As an Ambassador:

  1. Access to a community of like-minded individuals
  2. Invitations to Ambassador informational meetings hosted by EWC
  3. Periodic features in our monthly newsletters
  4. Access to EWC merchandise at cost
  5. Your profile will be listed as a Verified Ambassador on our website which links to your portfolio, website, and/or social media channels

Get the full detailed list on our Ambassador Requirement Page.